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Jacobs: Gov. right to spotlight state worker morale, Medicaid work rules

Gilda Jacobs has watched her share of State of the State addresses, having spent a total of 12 years in both chambers of the...

Detroit’s first Black teacher died on this day in 1922

Fannie Richards, the city’s first Black public school teacher, died on this day in 1922. She was 81 years old. Richards was born on October 1,...

Civil asset forfeiture bill clears Senate

Legislation requiring a conviction before law enforcement officials could seize money, cars or other property passed the Senate on Wednesday by a bipartisan 36-2...

AG asked to review GOP action modifying paid sick time, minimum...

State Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) wants the Michigan attorney general to take another look at last year’s GOP legislative maneuvering to weaken ballot initiatives...

Top lines from Whitmer’s first State of the State

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer had her share of zingers, applause lines and a corny joke or two — pretty standard fare for a first State...

Whitmer declares Snyder era over — except on budget deadlines

Without mentioning his name, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer took former Gov. Rick Snyder and Republicans who worked with him to task in a sweeping State...

Leaders grade gov. speech on jobs, auto insurance, education and more

There was no shortage of people giving their takes on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's first State of the State speech on Tuesday night, including the...

Photo Gallery: Whitmer’s first State of the State address

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer gave her first State of the State address Tuesday night in the Michigan House chamber after almost a month and a...

Biden remembers ‘amazing soul’ of John Dingell as hundreds mourn

Former Vice President Joe Biden remembered his friend, the late John Dingell Jr., as an “amazing soul” and “a master” during a 90-minute public...

Bet on roads? Tribes could lose in gambling plan

Despite repeated failure, a bill has resurfaced that would inject $60 million of Native American gambling money into the state’s crumbling roads. Early this session,...

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